New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations increased by 9.5% in the first three months of 2021, signalling signs of recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The increase saw some 10,064 units registered in the first quarter of the year, up on 2020, although the SMMT cautioned that this follows a weak first quarter in 2020 when lockdown measures introduced partway through March and fluctuations […]
Insulate Britain accuses National Highways of failing to protect drivers approaching its motorway blockades
Climate protest group Insulate Britain is accusing the National Highways of failing to take standard safety measures to cut traffic speeds as motorists approach their motorway blockades.
With just over a fortnight until enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) begins, less than 20% of HGVs are ready for the scheme, SmartWitness has warned.
Monks Contractors is expanding its fleet and taking on new drivers after landing a number of major deals including one with Lancashire Renewables to provide 30 new waste disposal and recycling vehicles.